A combinations of Wikipedia’s Bing cherry entry and the National Cherry Festival’s cherry history page tells us that the Bing cherry is the most famous sweet cherry variety, and that it derives its name from Oregon horticultural pioneer Henderson Lewelling’s Manchurian foreman Bing. Washington still leads the US in sweet cherry pro Dr. Susan of ThirdAgeBlog writes that research suggests that Bing cherries, consumed consistently over time, may help defend the body against inflammation tied to arthritis and heart disease. (similar info from the USDA)
…has provided local produce to the City of Grand Rapids for over eighty years. The Market is located in the Midtown Neighborhood and is operated by the Neighborhood Association. The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department provides this venue offering produce, flowers, meat, eggs, and local handmade items as a service to the residents of Grand Rapids.
During the season, the market is open 8 AM – 4 PM Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays. Check out the map & user reviews for Fulton Street Market from Google Maps.
If you’re hungry for cherries, check out our Michigan Cherries article from Taste the Local Difference (includes recipes) and get a whole lug-full of cherry information at Absolute Michigan keyword cherries (there’s some additional info at our “cherry” keyword).